HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Costain sentenced for Parkway telehandler death

    23 Jul 2014, 12:30 pm
    Global engineering specialist Costain Limited has been ordered to pay more than £615,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed when a telehandler overturned during the construction of the Parkway development in Newbury.
  • Crawley builder prosecuted for gas safety breaches

    23 Jul 2014, 12:00 pm
    The senior partner of a building firm in Crawley has been sentenced after carrying out illegal and incompetent work on gas fittings and exposing a local family to the dangers of fire or explosion.
  • RR1011 – Pilot project to research the need to update HSE on the occupational health risks in the woodworking industry

    23 Jul 2014, 9:00 am
    This report presents the findings of a pilot project to research the need to update HSE’s evidence base for wood dust exposure risks in GB manufacturing and construction industries.
  • Construction inspections find sites failing to prevent health risks

    22 Jul 2014, 3:30 pm
    A national targeted inspection focussing on health risks for construction workers saw enforcement action taken at one in six of hundreds of sites visited.
  • Kent firm in court after decade of ignoring risks to workers

    22 Jul 2014, 2:30 pm
    A Ramsgate company has been sentenced after one of its employees was left with a severe long-term disability following prolonged working with a range of vibrating machine tools.
  • Ceredigion farmers fined for contractor’s serious injuries

    22 Jul 2014, 10:00 am
    Two brothers have been fined for breaking safety legislation after a contractor suffered serious brain injuries in a fall while carrying out building work at one of their farms.
  • Construction firm and roofing director prosecuted following worker fall

    21 Jul 2014, 4:45 pm
    A London construction company and the director of a Hertfordshire roofing firm have been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he plunged almost six metres through a void for a roof light.
  • Engineering firm in court after workers suffer nerve damage

    21 Jul 2014, 4:00 pm
    A Nottinghamshire aerospace engineering company has been ordered to pay more than £190,000 in fines and costs for failing to protect its employees from the effects of vibration, after 24 workers were diagnosed with debilitating nerve conditions.
  • Farmer fined £100,000 after worker was killed by reversing trailer

    21 Jul 2014, 3:30 pm
    A Lincolnshire vegetable farmer has been prosecuted for safety failings after a mother of two was killed when she was run over by a reversing tractor trailer.
  • Case 297 – Barefoot customer banned from supermarket

    21 Jul 2014, 3:00 pm
    Security guard bans a barefoot customer nursing a swollen foot from entering a supermarket, on health and safety grounds.
  • Tata in court after worker’s serious burns

    21 Jul 2014, 12:30 pm
    Tata Steel UK has been fined for safety failings after a worker received serious burns in a rush of hot gas at its plant in Scunthorpe.
  • HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

    21 Jul 2014, 7:00 am
    This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world leader in health and safety, various locations across Great Britain. Apply now – closing date for applications is 15 August 2014.
  • Case 296 – Engineer not allowed to climb a stepladder to replace meter

    21 Jul 2014, 7:00 am
    A newspaper article stated that a man was left dumbfounded when an electricity engineer refused to replace his meter – because he was not allowed to climb a stepladder.
  • Developer goes to prison after repeatedly flaunting safety laws

    18 Jul 2014, 4:30 pm
    A developer has been sent to prison for 30 months after repeatedly breaching prohibition notices which were put in place to ensure the safety of workers while redeveloping a former office block in Parkeston, Essex.
  • Property firm fined after ignoring woodworking risks

    18 Jul 2014, 4:00 pm
    A property maintenance firm has appeared in court after ignoring safety concerns at its joinery workshop in Dukinfield.